Ultimate hotel bragging rights – this luxury hotel is located right at the gates to Machu Picchu – giving guests the privilege of avoiding the early morning queues for buses from Aguas Calientes. Instead, early-risers can be among the first to enter the world-heritage site. Offering impeccable luxury and service, as expected from the Belmond name, Sanctuary Lodge is top Good Life recommendation for a Machu Picchu hotel.
Ultimate Peru Luxury at Belmond Sanctuary Lodge
Stepping into the lobby is an instant escape from the constant chaos at the gates to Machu Picchu with beautiful leather seating and photos of the 1912 National Geographic expedition of the ruins. The adjacent restaurant and bar is decked out with wood and stone, bringing nature inside. The Tampu restaurant offers stunning fine-dining cuisine with Andean influences, and a lovely ambiance in the evening with live music. The impressive buffet breakfast and high tea is also served here in the afternoons with a scrumptious selection of pastries and nibbles. There is another restaurant, Tinkuy which offers an impressive daily buffet lunch, popular with day-trippers and tour groups.
Rooms are all the same size, and on the small size, given strict planning restrictions imposed by the authorities. They make up for it with luxurious finishings and amenities – rooms are furnished with antique armoires paired with modern fabrics, minibars, flat-screen TVs, DVD players, air-conditioning, high speed Wi-Fi, and more. En-suite bathrooms offer stall showers and biodegradable toiletries. Deluxe mountain view rooms are popular for their small terraces that open onto the communal gardens. The small garden is beautiful and tranquil with a water-feature, lounge chairs and breathtaking mountain views. Here you can enjoy a private yoga class or traditional ceremony performed by a local shaman.
Luxury Peru Travel with Good Life Expeditions
If you’d like to stay at Belmond Sanctuary Lodge as part of a luxury trip to Peru, the expert travel team at Good Life Expeditions can craft the perfect bespoke itinerary for you. Contact us today to bring your Peruvian adventure to life.